IIT Guwahati Admission

IIT Guwahati

The institute accepts the scores of following entrance examinations for admission into various courses-

  • Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)

    Admission to all Undergraduate Programmes (B .Tech.) are made through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). Click here for the details.

  • Joint Admission Test to M.Sc.(JAM)

    Joint Admission Test to M.Sc.(JAM) is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technologies – IITs for admission to Master of Science ( M.Sc.) and other post–B.Sc. programmes offered at the 7 different Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). In a given academic year, any one of the 7 IITs take the responsibility for the conduct of JAM test.

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

    Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an All-India Examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT’s). Admission to ME and MTech programs largely depends upon GATE percentile score.

  • Quality Improvement Programme (QIP)

    The Government of India has started Quality Improvement Programme - QIP in 1970. The programme is implemented and monitored by All India Council for Technical Education - AICTE, a statuary body of government of India. A number of short-term courses have also been organised by the QIP Centres for the benefit of the faculty members from engineering colleges. The courses have proved very popular and useful. For details click here.

Admission to Foreign Nationals

The IIT Guwahati offers admission to foreign candidates who are either sponsored or self financed. The eligibility criteria for such candidates are same as that for Indian Nationals. However the application form is different. The candidates can download application form from official website of IIT Guwahati.

The institute issues admission notification for admission into PhD programme during the month of September/October every year.



  • Full Time candidates

    PhD in Science
    1. Masters degree in the relevant discipline with minimum of 60% marks or a C.P.I. of 6.5 or equivalent and a valid GATE score or qualification in NET.

    PhD in Engineering
    1. MTech degree or equivalent in relevant field with minimum 60% marks or CPI of 6.5 OR
    2. BTech degree or equivalent in relevant field with minimum 75% marks or a CPI of at least 8.00 and valid GATE score, OR
    3. BTech degree from an IIT in relevant field with a CPI of at least 8.0 and with or without a GATE score.

    PhD in Biotechnology
    1. MTech in Biotechnology/ Biochemical Engg./Chemical Engg. or related disciplines or MPharm with minimum 60% marks or CPI of 6.5 OR
    2. BTech in Biotechnology/ Biochemical Engg./Chemical Engg. or related disciplines or BPharm, with minimum 75% marks or 8.00 CPI and with a valid GATE score
    3. MSc in Biotechnology/Molecular Biology/ Biochemistry/Microbiology/Life Sciences/ Agricultural Sciences/Chemistry/ related disciplines with minimum 60% marks or CPI of 6.5 and a valid qualification of GATE/NET/equivalent test conducted by ICAR/ICMR.

    PhD in Environment
    1. MTech/BTech in Environmental / Chemical /Civil Engg, Biotechnology, Atmospheric Sciences, Applied Mathematics), OR
    2. MSc (as in a) above) in Atmospheric Sciences with Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, OR
    3. M Des/M Arch with at least 60% marks or 6.5 CPI or or BDes/BArch of IITs with at least 8.0 CPI OR
    4. for the area of Environmental Economics, MA/MSc in Economics with Specialization in Econometrics/Environmental Economics with at least 55% marks or equivalent with valid NET

    PhD in Humanities & Social Sciences
    1. Masters Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent, and a valid NET qualification.

  • Sponsored, Self Financed, Part-Time (PhD & M.Tech)

    1. Candidates, who possess any of the qualifications specified for regular candidates with or without GATE / NET / CEED scores may apply for admission as-
      1. sponsored candidates
      2. part-time candidates or
      3. self-financed (only in case of PhD) candidates.
    2. Candidates must have at least 2 years of professional experience in the relevant field.


  Relaxation in eligibility norms

  • SC / ST / PH Category candidates will be given relaxation as per Government of India norms.
  • Eligibility criteria will be relaxed by 5% marks or 0.5 CPI for SC/ST applicants for MTech

Financial Support

The Indian Institute of TechnologyGuwahati (IITG) offers financial support to students pursuing PhD programme in any discipline of Sciences/Social Sciences/Engineering. The financial support is meant only for Indian national. The assistance is as -

  1. Rs.8000 per month for students with BE/BTech/MSc or equivalent as entry level qualification
  2. Rs.9500 per month for students with MTech/ME as entry level qualification

    Terms & Conditions:

    The terms and conditions for award of scholarship/financial support is mentioned below-
    1. A student with BTech degree in Engineering must have a valid GATE score at the time of admission (with the exception of candidates with BTech degree from IITs with CPI 8 or above).
    2. Students with postgraduate degree in Science/Humanities must have a valid GATE score or NET qualification (JRF or LS) for the award of Institute fellowship.
    3. Students with fellowships tenable at the time of admission from CSIR/ UGC/NBHM or any other organization recognized by the Institute will also receive fellowship as per the rates approved by these awarding organisations.
    4. Students receiving assistantship from the Institute or from any other funding agencies will be required to perform academic duties assigned to them by the departments as per rules in force from time to time.
    5. The continuation of the assistantship/fellowship will be subject to satisfactory performance of the duties assigned by the department and satisfactory progress in the Programme of Research.
    6. No financial assistance from the Institute will be available to part time students. Project staff will get funding from project as per rules but will not get any additional assistance from the Institute.

For appearing in the PhD interview, to & fro sleeper class railway fare or equivalent will be paid for the shortest route from the communication address to the institute.

Selection Procedure

The admission council of IIT Guwahati shortlists candidates on the basis of marks in qualifying examination and performance in GATE / NET / CEED. The short listed candidates are called for written test or / and interview. The final selection is made on the basis of performance in written test / Interview.

Application Procedure

The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) invites application from Indian nationals for admission into Ph.D. programme during the month of September / October.

Application for Ph.D. admission can be purchased in person from IIT Guwahati or can be requested through post as well, from Head of the concerned department/centre, IIT Guwahati by furnishing Demand Draft of requisite amount in favor of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

Application form can also be downloaded from official website of IIT Guwahati.

The IIT Guwahati issues notification for admission into Ph.D. programmes every year. For the latest notification, Click Here.

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